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kristin holzworth

Kristin Holzworth, PhD

Chief Scientist
Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell | Marine Corps Systems Command

Kristin Holzworth received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tulane University in 2003. She then went on to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to complete her graduate work, receiving her M.S. in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2008, both in mechanical engineering with a minor in materials science. In July 2015, Dr. Kristin Holzworth joined the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific with a strong desire to more directly support the warfighter’s needs. Kristin served as the Director of the Joint Advanced Manufacturing Region (JAMR) Integrated Product Team established under the CNO's Additive Manufacturing Executive Committee Charter. In collaboration with USMC, Kristin served as the Project Manager and Chief Scientist and for the Expeditionary Manufacturing Mobile Test Bed (EXMAN). In recognition of this work, in March 2017, the EXMAN team was awarded the Marine Corps Logistics Organization of the Year for Innovation. In May 2017, Dr. Kristin Holzworth was appointed to the Naval Innovation Advisory Council to serve as an Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy. In her NIAC role, Kristin conducted operational utility assessments of commercially available Internet of Things (IoT) sensing, processing and dissemination capabilities. Dr. Kristin Holzworth is currently serving as the Chief Scientist of the Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC) of Marine Corps Systems Command. In support of improving Marine warfighting effectiveness, the mission of the AMOC is to: - Provide advanced manufacturing and rapid fabrication support to address readiness issues - Evaluate emerging advanced manufacturing technologies and conduct prototype experiments - Serve as Subject Matter Experts for the Fleet Marine Force and the Program Management Offices In accordance with the Commandant’s Planning Guidance, the AMOC is tasked to exploit advanced manufacturing to the maximum extent possible.



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